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Challenge: Free Study 2010-11 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 EX Aspherical DG HSM for Nikon
Location: Neustadt an der Weinstraße
Date: Nov 30, 2010
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 500
Shutter: 1/60s
Date Uploaded: Nov 30, 2010

Wow, a PB in a free study. Really happy with this score.

Thank you for all the comments. This is an exposure blend and then I played with multiple sharpening techniques and a ton of dodge and burn (thanks to a tutorial on DPC), and this is the result. I really like the image.

And yes, Grog, that funny patch of purple is a patch of flowers that I tried to lighten to pop, but it came out all wrong and it was too late to keep messing with it.

Thanks for the comments.

Place: 28 out of 264
Avg (all users): 6.4661
Avg (commenters): 7.3000
Avg (participants): 6.4286
Avg (non-participants): 6.5366
Views since voting: 938
Views during voting: 210
Votes: 118
Comments: 14
Favorites: 1 (view)

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01/05/2011 09:32:07 PM
Sometimes overprocessing just works. This is one of those times. Really catches the eye, then draws you in for more. Lovely!
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12/08/2010 10:56:22 AM
Excellent should have been higher up.
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12/08/2010 02:04:15 AM
Congrats on your nice score in a FS Scott! The PP suits the image well.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/07/2010 11:07:31 PM
Very nice shot. Maybe even better processing. I don't get the connection with the title.
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12/07/2010 01:48:49 PM
I like your use of Topaz (or similar product) here. You took a nice photo and made it really cool.
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12/07/2010 01:24:12 PM
NO!!! Grog does not go willing into belly of foul, smoke spewing iron beast! Ha-ha! Grog will kill beast instead. Village will rejoice and thank Grog for freedom from beast. Leader of village will then give Grog most fertile females and fattest pigs.

Grog also thinks tonemapping is little bit overdone on sky, but if this is place where Grog thinks, then sun is rare sight. Grog also see odd purpley blotch near center of picture.
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12/06/2010 07:44:23 PM
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12/02/2010 11:23:42 PM
Wow. Lovely POV, comp, PP (Topaz?) or hard work in PS?
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12/01/2010 08:46:02 PM
A lot of nice detail. Wish we had more passenger rail where I live!
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12/01/2010 06:05:37 PM
Nice job. Those clouds are so dark and ominous.
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12/01/2010 05:56:55 PM
great title and perspective.
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12/01/2010 03:58:53 PM
I really like this. So much to see and the Processing really highlights it all well. (not voting)
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12/01/2010 05:06:48 AM
A lovely dramatic and imposing image! I really like the lack of life in this shot. It’s almost as if the place is abandoned.
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12/01/2010 01:01:20 AM
very nice!!!!
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